4-H Ontario Announces 2015 Youth Ambassadors
4-H Ontario recently announced the selection of the six new ambassadors who will represent the organization across the province in 2015.
Laura Scott, Cailen Bromley, Nic Willemsma, Gina Posthumus, Ava Doner and Olivia Bolender were chosen by a panel of judges at the 4-H Ontario head office in Rockwood.
As 4-H Ontario celebrates its centennial in 2015, the 4-H Ontario Ambassador program is proud to celebrate its 10th year providing youth with advanced level training in leadership, citizenship, communications and public relations.
Ambassadors put their energy and 4-H experiences to work recruit- ing new members and sharing the 4-H story.
They attend 4-H Ontario events across the province, as well as representing the organization at community events to promote the program.
“The 4-H Ontario Ambassadors are an integral part to the promotion of 4-H to current and potential volunteers, members and stakeholders by travelling across the province to a variety of events,” says Marianne Fallis, Senior Manager, Programming, 4-H Ontario.
“This year’s team of Ambassadors carry on the tradition of exceptional youth who are passionate about sharing the many experiences and opportunities the 4-H Ontario program has to offer.”
Laura hails from Grenville 4-H Association and is attending the University of Guelph for her Bachelor of Arts in Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics. In her 4-H tenure, she has completed more than 30 projects ranging from Beef, Dairy and Field Crops to Crafts, Photography and Cooking. Cailen Bromley Cailen is a 4-H member from Renfrew. She has completed over 60 projects, including Dairy, Field Crops and Quilting. She has participated in Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp and Future Leaders In Action and is a volunteer for Kayla’s Kids Camp.
Nic has been a 4-H member for ten years, completing over 70 projects. From Chatham-Kent, he has also participated in camp and conference opportunities at both the provincial and national level. Nic is also very active within his community through soccer, church, festivals and more.
Gina is from Hastings. During her tenure she has completed 36 projects and has participated in Future Leaders In Action and has been a Youth Director on the Hastings 4-H Association’s Board of Directors. Gina’s pride to be a 4-H member runs deep. “I am proud to say that I am, and will always be, a lifelong member for the 4-H program…4-H is a great way for youth to explore new things and find new interests,” she says.
A Durham East 4-H member, Ava has been involved in the program for seven years completing 17 projects. Dairy projects have been a focus for Ava, however she has also completed communications projects, the Region 3 Senior Member Club and has participated in multiple 4-H camps and conferences. She is currently enrolled at the University of Guelph in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program.
Olivia has been a member of the York 4-H Association for 10 years and has completed 40 projects. She is currently enrolled in Georgian College’s Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation – Fitness and Health Promotion program. Olivia is very passionate about 4-H and what it has to offer youth and adults everywhere.
Nic Willemsma, Ava Doner, Cailen Bromley, Laura Scott, Gina Posthumus, Olivia Bolender